Avocado Crab Bites Topped with Shrimp

Happy new year to you all. I hope you had a wonderful send off to 2012 and are enjoying a super start to 2013. To begin the new year here at 21 Rosemary Lane, I am sharing with you my first recipe of 2013...Avocado Crab Bites.

A little later this afternoon we will be heading to my aunt's house in Pennsylvania for a traditional pork and sauerkraut New Years Day dinner. My sister Kim and myself are in charge of bringing appetizers so I made these delicious little crab bites. The crab meat is mixed with cilantro and avocado along with a few other ingredients and then dropped into some mini fillo shells I purchased at the supermarket. They are garnished with a few tiny shrimp and voila...I have some impressive looking hors d'oeuvres to take with me.

This is so super easy to make...my favorite kind of recipe!  Here is what you will need to make 30 bites...

1 1/2 avocado mashed
8 ounces of canned crab meat
chopped cilantro (use enough for your taste)
4-5 scallions, chopped
1-2 T. lime juice
1-2 T mayonnaise
salt to taste
2 packages of ATHENS brand mini fillo shells, 15/package
one can of tiny shrimp

Mix first seven ingredients together and then refrigerate for one hour. Once cold just fill each of the shells with about one teaspoon of the crab mixture, top with a few tiny shrimp and plate 'em up!


(This recipe was obtained from the Athens website...www.athensfoods.com. )

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  1. Oh these sound delicious! Happy New Year!

  2. These sound delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I am always looking for new appys!!! The bEST to you in 2013! XO, Pinky

  3. These sound wonderful! and healthy, too. Will give these a try next time I need appetizers. Happy first day of 2013. xo

  4. Not only do they sound good they LOOK pretty! Wonderful recipe- thanks-xo Diana

  5. Wow...I immediately copied this recipe!! Now I need somewhere to go and impress people! Thanks, Barbara!


  6. What a very pretty blog you have! I'll visit again.

  7. hey.. avocados make me sick ... what would you suggest to substitute? veggie dip of some sort? spinach?

  8. I pinned this recipe on my Pinterest page this afternoon and I already have five repins and two likes on it. Apparently it looks as good to others as it did to me!

  9. I have heard from somewhere that avocado crab bites with shrimp is toothsome but I did not find the recipe anywhere. However, now I got the recipe after reading this wonderful post. Thanks for sharing

  10. Hi Barbara, thanks for sharing such a great recipe. It look so delicious. Will give it a try this weekend for sure! http://www.thebestelectricknifesharpener.com


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